St. Edward Central Catholic to reopen to full-time, in-person learning

  • St. Edward Central Catholic High School in Elgin will reopen to full-time in-person learning in late March.

      St. Edward Central Catholic High School in Elgin will reopen to full-time in-person learning in late March. Rick West | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 3/4/2021 5:47 PM

St. Edward Central Catholic High School in Elgin plans to allow all students interested in attending in-person classes to do so starting March 29.

An email to parents Thursday from superintendent/principal Brian Tekampe stated the school received notice that teachers and staff members who opted to get coronavirus vaccinations will be able to receive their second dose next week.

 

"This means a majority of our staff will be protected from COVID-19 in approximately three weeks. Coupled with the stabilizing positive testing numbers and the positivity rate, we have decided to welcome all students back for in-person learning," Tekampe said in the email.

The school will allow students to choose between full-time in-person learning or at-home remote learning, but that no hybrid model will be offered "due to logistics." Students need to decide by March 12.

Students may attend in-person extracurriculars regardless of which option they choose.

The email stated that masks will continue to be worn by everyone at all times in the building, except when eating or drinking. Social distancing will be maintained whenever possible. Students will continue the same morning check-in process used during hybrid learning, with temperature checks and questions about symptoms. Students who are ill or showing symptoms will be allowed to attend classes remotely.

Students will be required to quarantine for 10 days after any domestic travel or 14 days after international travel. Spring break is March 22-26.

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